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THE 

Virginia Magazine 

OF 

HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY. 

Vol. XXVI. July, 1918. No. 3 

ROLL OF HONOR 



VIRGINIANS WHO HAVE DIED IN THE WAR FOR 
FREEDOM 

The Executive Committee of this Society feels that the 
names of the men who die for their country in this war for 
freedom should not be left scattered in bulletins and newspapers, 
soon to be forgotten by all but those nearest to them; but 
should be collected and preserved in some more permanent 
form. What we can do toward this end is necessarily confined 
to Virginians. It has been determined that a careful record 
be kept, and that in each quarterly number of our Magazine 
there shall be printed a list of the men of the State who have 
been killed in action, lost at sea, or died in service, of wounds, 
accident or disease. The record in each case will be brief, 
containing only what the goverment would approve and it will, 
no doubt, be incomplete. Until recently no list was published 
of the names of those who die in the United States, and only 
such names of this sort as appeared in our local papers could be 
given. The present instalment covers the period since the 
beginning of the war. 

The loss of these gallant men will cause sorrow far beyond 
their personal acquantance, but their high example will prove 
an inspiration alike to those who are privileged to do active 
service, and to those who remain at home. 

Nearly three hundred years ago it was said of the Virginians 
who fell in the great Indian Massacre of 1622, that "this ad- 



226 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE 

dition to the price has enhanced the purchase and the blood 
of those people will be the seed of the plantation." Of the 
Virginians whose names appear here, as of all others who die 
in the same cause, it can also be most truly said, that the 
liberty bought with their lives will be doubly precious, and 
that their blood will be the seed of a new and better world. 

Whether they die here or "over there," at sea or on land, 
their countrymen will think of each of them in the words of 
the incription placed over the grave of every American soldier 
in France: 

' ' He died that men might be free ' ' 

John Latham Allen, age 26; Corporal 107th Infantry, U.S.A., 
March 10, 1918, of disease at Spartanburg, S. C. Son of Henry 
Allen, of Greenwood. (Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 11, 
1918) 

George M. Anderton First Lieut. Engineers, American 
Expeditionary Forces; Dec. 9, 1917, on U. S. transport, of dis- 
ease. Emergency Address; Mrs Judith Anderton (wife), Alex- 
andria (Official Bulletin, Dec. 16, 1917). 

Charles Spruill Ashbee Jr. seaman, U. S. N.; lost on collier 
Cyclops, March ?, 1918. Home: Berkley. (Rd. Times Dispatch, 
April 15, 1918). 

Frank A. Baker, aged 22, private Artillery, A. E. F; of disease, 
May 17, 1918. Son of Mrs B. F. Baker, 3018 E. Marshall St. 
Richmond (Richmond News-Leader, May 29 ,1918). 
Samuel D. Baker, U. S. N; of disease, March 1918, at Ports- 
mouth Va; son of C. S. Baker, Winchester (Richmond Times- 
Dispatch March 5, 1918). 

William Victor Barneby, Lieutenant, A. E. F. of accident 
(Reported May 26, 1918). Emergency Address: Mrs W. V. 
Barneby, 222, 30th St. Newport-News (New York Times, 
May 26, 1918). 

Julius E. Batton, private, Marines, Jan. 16, 1918, of disease. 
Emergency Address, Maggie E. Batton, mother, R. F. D. 
No. 2, Danville, Va. (Official Bulletin Jan. 21, 1918). He was 
19 years old and was son of W. F. Batton (Rd. Times-Dispatch, 
Jan. 23, 1918). 



ROLL OF HONOR 227 

Young Beagle, Stafford County, aged 22, private National 
Army; Camp Lee, Va., January 1918, of disease (Richmond 
Times-Dispatch, Jan. 13, 1918). 

Andrew Beirne Blair Jr. aged 20, Chief Quartermaster U. S. 
Naval Reserve, serving in Naval Aviation Corps, killed at 
Pensacola, Fla., June 19, 1918, by a collision in the air in a 
formation flight. Son of A. Beirne Blair, 404 W. Franklin St., 
Richmond, Va. (Richmond Times-Dispatch June 20; Official 
Bulletin, June 22, 1918). 

Reginald St. C. Bosher, seaman, U. S. N; lost on collier 
Cyclops, March ?, 1918. Next of kin William T. Bosher, 
922 No. 20th St. Richmond (Rd. Times-Dispatch April 15, 1918) 
George G. Bradley Jr.U. S. N; aged 19, of disease, May 30, 

1918, at Brooklyn N. Y. Son of Rev. G. G. Bradley, 3032 
Hanover Avenue, Richmond (Richmond Times-Dispatch June 

1, 1918). 

James Carlock Brewer, aged 23, Lieutenant A. E. F.; killed 
in action. (Reported June 29). Son of J. K. Brewer, Bristol. 

(Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 30 and July 2, 1918) . 

B. F. Brightwell, Corporal Coast Artillery, aged 23; Feb. 

22, 1918, of disease at Fortress Monroe. Resident of Danville 

(Richmond Times-Dispatch Feb. 23, 1918). 

William Bryan Brooks, Seaman, U. S. N; lost on collier 

Cyclops, March ? 1918. Home: R. F. D. 5, Roanoke (Rd. Times- 
Dispatch April 15, 1918). 

Walter L. Brown, lost on torpedoed Tuscania, Feb. 5, 1918. 

Son of Mrs Booker Brown, Pera, Va. 

Harry G. Bruce, Sergeant, A. E. F; killed in action. Reported. 

May 5. Emergency Address: Richard Bruce, R. F. D. 2, 

Elkton (N. Y. Times May 7, 1918). 

Davis F. Bryant, private, A. E. F., killed in action. Reported 

May 10, 1918. Son of Mrs D. C. Bryant, Box 807, Hopewell, 

(N. Y. Times, May 11, 1918). 

Thomas Bosher Carter, aged 21, private A. E. F.; Dec. 13 

1917, from effects of gas in action. Son of E. S. Carter, Palls 

P. O., King William County (Official Bulletin). 

James A. Clayton, private, marines, A. E. F; from wounds. 

Son of Mrs Isabel Clayton, Rushville (Official Bulletin, re- 
ported June 17, 1918). 



228 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE 

Jacob Edel Cohen, electrician, U. S. N. lost, April 11, 1918, 
on torpedoed Steamer Lake Moor. Son of Edel Cohen, 732 W. 
Broad St. Richmond (Rd. Times-Dispatch, April 1, 1918). 
Carl E. Clausen, oiler U. S. N., lost on collier Cyclops, 
March ? 1918. Home: 102 York St. Norfolk. (Rd. Times-Dis- 
patch April 15, 1918). 

Leonard Crouse, private, of disease at Camp Wadsworth, 
S. C, during week ending June 21, 1918. Home: Pound. 
(Official Bulletin June 28, 1918). 

James M. Currie, seaman U. S. N. ; killed by explosion on U. S. 
Submarine A-7, July 25, 1917, Philipine Islands. Son of Mrs 
Cara A. Currie, 613 W. 21st. St., South Richmond (Rd. Times- 
Dispatch Oct. 10, 1917). 

Paul Waples Derrickson, Lieutenant A. E. F.; killed in ac- 
tion (reported June 25). Emergency address : Mrs. MaryG. 
Derrickson, 727 Baldwin Place, Norfolk. (New York Times, 
June 26, 1918). 

Leslie A. Dodge, U. S. N. Feb. 12, 1918, of disease at Norfolk 
Va. Mother, Mrs. Charlotte Dodge, 703 27th St., Woodland 
Heights, Richmond (Richmond News-Leader, Feb. 13, 1918). 
Samuel G. Dowdy, oiler U. S. N; lost on collier Cyclops, March 
? 1918. Home: 231 20th St, Norfolk (Rd. Times-Dispatch 
April 15, 1918). 

William H. Duke, Storekeeper U. S. N. lost on collier Cyclops 
March ? 1918. Home: 309 Duncan Avenue, Norfolk (Rd. Times- 
Dispatch April 15, 1918). 

John DuNN.aged 20, Cadet 4th Royal Flying Corps, of disease 
at Toronto, Canada, March 26, 1918 Son of John Dvnn, 
M. D., 411 E. Franklin St. Richmond, (Rd. Times-Dispatch, 
March 27, 1918) 

Willam Lee Daniell, seaman, U. S. N., lost on torpedoed 
steamer Lake Moor, April 11, 1918. Home: Berkley (Rd. 
Times-Dispatch April 21, 1918). 

Randolph Fauntleroy, private Stevedores, A.E.F., Feb 4, 
1918, of gunshot wound. Emergency address Richard Fauntle- 
roy, father, Center Cross, Essex Co. (Official Bulletin, Feb. 16, 
1918). William Fauntleroy, Corporal Stevedore Regiment, 
A. E. F. Dec. 20, 1918, of gun shot wound. Emergency Address, 



ROLL OF HONOR 229 

George Fauntleroy (father), Kinsale Va. (Official Bulletin 
Dec. 26, 1917). 

Dick Ferguson, private A. E. F; of disease (reported June 9, 
1918). Emergency Address: Mrs Louise Ferguson, Victoria 
(Official Bulletin June 10, 1918). 

William Bertie Ferguson, seaman, U. S. N; lost on torpedoed 
steamer Lake Moor, April 11, 1918. Home: Roanoke. (Rd. 
Times-Dispatch April 21, 1918). 

Percy W. Freeman, Corporal Stevedores, A. E. F., Feb. 12, 
1918, of disease. Emergency address, Josie Freeman, mother, 
R. F. D. No. 2, Box 56, Corthance. (Official Bulletin Feb. 15, 
1918). 

Francis M. French, private U. S. A; by accident at Chicago. 
Sept. 1917. Son of John M. French, 1206 Decator St., South 
Richmond (Rd. Times-Dispatch Oct. 1, 1917). 
Harry V. Garman, private, infantry, A. E. F., Killed in action, 
Jan. 21, 1918. Emergency Address, Mrs Laura Garman, 
mother, Catawba Va. (Official Bulletin Jan. 23 1918). 
Charles R. Gates, aged 27 years, private Co. B. 131st Field 
Artilley, Feb. 13, 1918, of disease at Camp Bowie, Texas. Wife, 
Mrs Mary Branch Gates, Richmond (Richmond Times- 
Dispatch Feb. 14, 1918). 

William 0. Geyer, Blackstone, Va., lost on torpedoed Tus- 
cania, Feb. 5, 1918. (N. Y. Times, Feb. 27, 1918). 
Lloyd B. Gray, aged 23, private Coast Artilley; drowned in 
Mobile Bay near Fort Morgan, Ala., June 1918. Son of Mrs. 
A. J. Pomeroy, Stop 85, Nine Mile Road, Henrico County 
(Richmond Times-Dispatch June 14, 1918). 
William S. Gray, engineman, U. S. N. lost on collier Cyclops, 
March ? 1918. Home: 418 31st St. Norfolk (Richmond Times- 
Dispatch, April 15, 1918). 

James B. Hake, seaman U. S. N., lost on collier Cyclops, 
March ? 1918. Son of Benjamin S. Hake, 532 Nicholson St., 
Richmond (Rd. Times-Dispatch April 15, 1918). 
Winston A. Hartsook, U. S. A., lost on torpedoed Tuscania, 
Feb. 5, 1918. Home: Rapidan 

Robert Harvey, private, A. E. F; of disease (Reported May 
30, 1918). Emergency Address: Mrs Liz?ie Harvey, R. F. D. 
3, Box 55, Rustbyrg (N. Y. Times May 31, 1918). 



230 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE 

Norman A. Hempel, Coxswain, U. S. N; lost on collier Cy- 
clops, March? 1918. Home: South Norfolk (Rd. Times- Dispatch 
April 15, 1918). 

John S. Henry jR.,aged 24; University of Tennessee Am- 
bulance Unit, A. E. F. Killed in action, May 3, 1918. Son 
of Captain John S. Henry, Bristol (Richmond News-Leader, 
May 10; Times-Dispatch June 18, 1918). 
W. Roy Herbert, oiler, U. S. N; lost on collier Cyclops, 
March ? 1918. Home: Berkley. (Rd. Times-Dispatch, April 
15, 1918). 

Dewey Hobson Herring, seaman U. S. N; lost on collier 
Cyclops, March? 1918. Next of kin, James E. Herring, Ginter 
Park, Richmond (Rd. Times-Dispatch April 15, 1918). 
George B. Hoffman, seaman, lost on U. S. Army transport 
President Lincolin, torpedoed May 31, 1918. Father: Michael 
Hoffman, Ridley Park (New York Times June 4, 1918). 
John Benjamin Howerton, seaman, U. S. N; lost on torpedoed 
steamer Lake Moor, April 11, 1918. Home: Petersbury Va. 
(Rd. Times-Dispatch April 21, 1918). 

William Hudgins, private, of disease at Camp Upton, N. Y., 
during week ending June 21, 1918. Home: Susan P. O., 
Mathews County (Official Bulletin June 28, 1918). 
Charles Humphrey, private, U. S. A. Camp Kearney, San 
Diego, Cal., drowned, May 5, 1918. Of Afton, (News- 
Leader, May 7, 1918). 

A. H. Innes, Captain, U. S. A. of disease at Baltimore, Md., 
March 5, 1918. aged about 45. Home: Hampton. (Rd. 
Times-Dispatch March 6, 1918). 

Eugene Jarvis, engineman, U. S. N. lost on collier Cyclops, 
March? 1918. Home: Norfolk (Rd. Times-Dispatch April 15, 
1918). 

Eugene Allen Johnston, seaman, U. S. N. lost on torpedoed 
steamer Lake Moor April 11, 1918. Home: Portsmouth (Rd. 
Times-Dispatch April 21, 1918). 

George H. Jones, Private, Stevedores, A.E.F. ; Jan. 31, 1918, 
of disease. Emergency address, Cora B. Jones, wife, 211 18th 
St., Newport News (Official Bulletin Feb. 4, 1918). 
Darrell Goodwin Jordan, engineman, U. S. N.; lost on collier 



ROLL OF HONOR 231 

Cyclops, March ? 1918. Home: Danville (Rd. Times-Dispatch 
April 15, 1918). 

William Edward Kendall, Cadet Aviation Corps, of disease, 
at St. Paul, Minn. Home: 1107 West Ave., Richmond (Rd. 
Times-Dispatch March 31, 1918). 

Clarence E. Knowlton, (Civilian), oiler, lost on steamer 
Tyler, torpedoed off the coast of France,, May 3, 1918. Home: 
407 W. 31st St., Norfolk (Rd. Times-Dispatch May 8, 1918). 
S. Koustovich, ensign U. S. N; lost on collier Cyclops, March 
? 1918. Home: 122 York St., Norfolk (Rd. Times-Dispatch 
April 15, 1918). 

Aubrey L. Lamb, boilermaker, U. S. N., lost on collier Cyclops, 
March ? 1918. Home: 2014 Queen St., Portsmouth. (Rd. 
Times-Dispatch April 15, 1918). 

Matthew Latham, U. S. A., lost on torpedoed Tucania, Feb. 
5, 1918 (N. Y. Times Feb. 27, 1918). Home : Stafford 
Bernice M. Lewis, private A. E. F., of disease (reported 
June 25). Emergency address: Mrs. Susie Lewis, Weems. 
(New York Times, June 26, 1918). 

Garland E. McCoy, Private Aero Squadion, A. E. F., Dec. 
25, 1917, of disease. Emergency Address, H. P. McCoy, Ports- 
mouth (Official Bulletin, Jan. 2, 1918). 

Thomas D. McCracken, private A. E. F.; killed in action 
(reported June 25).. Emergency address: William D. Mc- 
Cracken, Graham. (N. Y. Times, June 26, 1918). 
J. B. Marks, Sergeant, aged 25; May 3, 1918, of disease at 
Camp McClellan, Anniston, Ala. Son of H. A. Marks, Roanoke 
Va. (Richmond Times-Dispatch). 

E. W. Mears, (Civilian) 3rd assistant engineer, lost on steamer 
Tyler torpedoed off coast of France, May 3rd 1918. Home: 
Wash Creek (Rd. Times-Dispatch May 8, 1918). 
Robert E. L. Michie, aged 54, Brigadier General, A. E. F; 
of disease, June 5, 1918, on a train near Rouen, France. Son of 
late Dr. J. Augustus Michie. Albemarle County (Richmond 
Times-Dispatch, June 7, 1918). 

Thomas Owen, private 116th Infanty U. S. A. aged 22 years; 
Jan. 1918, of disease at Camp McClellan, Ala. Son of Mrs. 



232 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE 

J. R. Owen, of Appomattox (Richmond Times-Dispatch Feb. 
3, 1918). 

H. Spooner Parsons, private National Army; Feb. 6, 1918, 
of disease at Camp Lee. Son of W. S. Parsons, Arlington, Nel- 
son county (Richmond News-Leader Feb. 7, 1918). 
Samuel H. Pasley, private Stevedores, A, E. F. ; Jan. 5. 1918, 
of disease. Emergency Address, Clara Pasley, sister, Vinton, 
Franklin County. (Official Bulletin Jan. 26, 1918). 
Linwood L. Payne, Private, Infantry, A. E. F. ; Feb. 16, 1918, 
of disease. Emergency Address, Mrs Fannie Payne, mother, 
Purcellville (Official Bulletin Feb. 19, 1918). 
Frederick A. Plogger, Sergeant A. E. F., of wounds (re- 
ported June 28). Emergency address: Mrs. Fannie Plog- 
ger, Carrie. (New York Times, June 29, 1918). 
Edward Spotswood Pollard, seaman, U. S. N. ; lost on collier 
Cyclops, March ? 1918. Home: Ayletts.King William County 
(Rd. Times-Dispatch April 15, 1918). 

Amos Marcellus Porter, shipfitter, U. S. N. ; lost on collier 
Cyclops, March ? 1918. Home: Hanover Va. (Rd. Times-Dis- 
patch April 15, 1918). 

Herbert Ragsdale, private, infantry, National Army, drowned 
at Suffolk Va., April 27, 1918. Home: Suffolk (Rd. Times-Dis- 
patch April 28, 1918). 

Cleland Ratcliffe, seaman U. S. N., lost,. April 11, 1918, 
on torpedoed steamer Lake Moor. Home: King George county 
(Rd. Times-Dispatch April 21, 1918). 

Henry Marion Richards, private National Army; Jan. 24, 
1918, of disease at Camp Lee, Va. Father, W. J. Richards, 
Suffolk Va. (Rd. News-Leader, Jan. 25, 1918). 
Edco Ruffin, private, A. E. F; of disease (Reported June 22) 
Emergency Address: Mrs Bettie Byrd Ruffin, R. F. D. 1, 
Spring Grove, Surry County (N. Y. Times, June 23, 1918). 
Kenneth L. St. Clair, private, Marines, A. E. F; of wounds. 
Emergency Address: Mrs Ada E. St. Clair, mother, Eggieston 
(N. Y. Times, June 23, 1918). 

Edgar W. Sellars, aged 20, private A. E. F; killed in action 
June 2, 1918. Son of M. V. Sellars, Elkton (Richmond Times- 
Dispatch June 22, 1918). 



ROLL OF HONOR 233 

John G. Sellers, machinists' mate Aviation Corps, first-class, 
at Pensacola, Fla., June 28, 1918, by an accident while flying. 
Home : Roanoke. (Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 29, 1918) . 
Frank Shaw, private, of disease, at Camp Travis, Texas, 
during week ending June 21, 1918. Home: 741 No. 4th St., 
Richmond. (Official Bulletin, June 28, 1918). 
Edward Shoults, Major, A. E. F; of disease (reported June 
20). Emergency Addres: Mrs Grace M. Shoults, 611 Cameron 
St., Alexandia (N. Y. Times, June 21, 1908). 
John W. Sorey, Private, Engineers, A. E. F.; Jan. 13, 
1918, of disease. Emergency Address: James David Sorey, 
father, R. F. D. 1, Fentress Va. (Official Bulletin Jan. 16, 1918). 
William Spurley, private, U. S. A; of disease at Newport 
News Va. April 1918. Home: Onancock Va. (Rd. Times-Dis- 
patch April 23, 1918). 

Melville Ingalls Sullivan, Lieutenant Aviation Corps; 
killed by accident while flying at Miami, Florida, May 7, 
1918. Son of L. F. Sullivan, 1115 Grove Ave., Richmond 
(Richmond Times-Dispatch May 8, 0908). 
Benamjin T. Tinsley, aged 38 years, Army Field Clerk, 
A. E. F.; of disease, March 19, 1918. Son of W. H. Tinsley, 
Salem (So. Churchman, May 4, 1918). 

Bernard L. Tullington, U. S. A. lost on torpedoed Tuscania, 
Feb. 5, 1918. Home: Phoebus (N. Y. Times, Feb. 7, 1918). 
Aubrey Ure Valentine, 19 years of age, gunners' mate, 
U. S. Naval Reseves, Jan. 17, 1918, of disease at Norfolk Va. 
Son of Mrs. Alberta L. Valentine, 8. Government Road, 
Richmond (Richmond Times-Dispatch Jan. 19 .Richmond 
News-Leader Feb. 7, 1918). 

John Freeman Wainwright, seaman, U. S. N.; lost in collier 
Cyclops, March ? 1918. Home: Portsmith (Rd. Times-Dispatch 
April 15, 1918). 

Thomas L. Walker, private, A. E. F., of disease (reported 
May 19, 1918). Emergency Address: Jeff. D. Walker, Crewe 
(N. Y. Times May 20, 1918). 

Eugene Russell Wheatley, 1st Lieutenant, Aviation Corps, 
A. E. F; by accident, March 1918. Born 1895 at Culpeper. 
Son of Joseph W. Wheatley (Rd. Times-Dispatch March 29, 
1918). 



234 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE 

Lloyd William Williams, Captain Marine Corps, A. E. F., 
of wounds received in action June 11, 1918. Son of Goodwin 
H. Williams, Berryville. (Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 1, 
1918). 

Johnnie Wilson, private A. E. F.; by accident (reported May 
20, 1918). Emergency Address: Mrs Letha Wilson, 618 
Princess Anne Ave., Norfolk (Official Bulletin May 1, 1918). 
Thomas Wilson, seaman, U. S. N; lost on torpedoed steamer 
Lake Moor, April 11, 1918. Home: Portsmouth (Rd. Times- 
Dispatch April 21, 1918). 

G. W. Worley, Lt. Commander U. S. N. R.; lost on collier 
Cyclops, March ? 1918. Home: 523 Pennsylvania Ave., Norfolk 
(Rd. Times-Dispatch April 15, 191&). 

Jonas Wright, private, at Camp Lee, Va., of disease, be- 
tween March 8 and June 21, 1918. Home: Stanardsville. 
(Official Bulletin, June 28, 1918).